2020 NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL

Summer Festival

The teachings at the Festival

Week 1
The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness
Buddha Amitayus empowerment and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is an immensely inspiring and practical book. It reveals essential methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights and for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both ourself and others.

Gen-la Dekyong’s teachings will help us take the meaning of this precious book to heart and apply it in our daily life. Gen-la will show how we can understand and apply the meaning of this precious book to our daily life. To receive this profound and practical advice from such an accomplished and experienced Teacher is an opportunity not to be missed. Ideal for both experienced practitioners and those new to Buddhism.

Week 2
Essential Advice from the Heart
Buddha Green Tara empowerment and teachings on Advice from Atisha’s Heart with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Advice from Atisha’s Heart is sublime, heartfelt advice to live by. Eternally modern and relevant, it is packed with practical guidance that helps us transform our ordinary daily life into a joyful path to deep inner peace for our own and others’ benefit. It is the very heart of Kadampa Buddhism.

Whatever your level, you will find Gen-la Jampa’s commentary to this unique and powerful text both illuminating and inspiring. Intended by Atisha as personal advice, these precious words will touch your heart in a very deep way and you will treasure them for ever.

Both weeks
Short retreats

At the end of each week there will be a short retreat led by a senior Teacher giving us an opportunity to become more familiar with the teachings and take them to heart so that we and others can benefit from them when we return home.